The long awaited (and FLAWLESSLY edited!) PRAS began with a bang last night, and we discovered that the producers have replaced Tim and Heidi as mentor and host!
Joanna Coles is certainly no Tim Gunn. She seemed to offer more snark and sarcasm than advice and support, which one would think I would enjoy, but I didn't. The fact that Tim is so lovable is what makes him, well, lovable. Watching Joanna is like having to kiss your aunt... on the lips. There's just nothing there, and it just seems wrong!
Tom and Lorenzo named the new hostess "Schmeidi" on twitter.... I think it fits her! Honestly, the Queen doesn't even know her real name to google a picture, so you'll have to look it up on the website if you must know! (She forever will be "Schmeidi" to me!) That dress she wore for the fashion show looked like it had an entire kindergarten's worth of half-sucked lifesavers stuck all over it. A little birdie told me it's a Mizrahi. Oops!
Speaking of Mizrahi, Queen G has decided that Michael Kors and Isaac Mizrable are pretty much interchangeable.
Put a mannequin in a black suit and pop on a crazy black wig and bad shoes: Voila! You have Isaac. Pluck off the wig, spray it orange, and add black aviators and boom- it's Michael. Actually, Isaac's brand of snark and commentary does seem gentler and more sincere!
As for the contestants, no surprises there, including the first loser. I remember Elisa being a freak, but she seems even more over the top freaky than her first season. Perhaps the drugs have had time to rot more brain cells.
Luckily, the contestants are entertaining enough to make up for the lack of sparkle from JC and Schmeidi. The first episode was definitely captivating enough to keep me watching, and probably making catty comments weekly right here on this blog! Keep watching!